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Jan 23, 2013 3:00am PST
again. i think what at the really want to do is simply wait for the economy to pick up and grow. tax revenues will increase. the deficit is already coming down. >> bill: yes. >> people don't understand that. the deficit is already coming down. so what he wants to do is, you know, this rising tide lifts all boats kind of thing. once the economy improves, this heat to cut entitlements they think will probably dissipate. >> that's their strategy >> bill: don't you think it's cheeky of mitch mcconnell to attack the president or criticize. maybe attack is too strong the president for not reaching out in his inaugural address when mitch mcconnell on day 1 of the 2009 said, our number 1 legislative priority is to deny him a second term? right? >> pot meets kettle. absolutely. mitch mcconnell, it was completely hypocritical of him. i mean: are you surprised? that clearly shows you, look, the partisan lines. people thought there is always this in the wake of an election there is always this period. talk about happy new year. there is this period. i am not sur
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Jan 21, 2013 3:00am PST
of americans will pay in income taxes. everything else he was asking for, including an extension of unemployment insurance and now over the weekend, republicans at their house retreat wherever they were in williamsburg they sent out word they are going to raise the white flag of surrender on the dead ceiling, not going to require cuts to social security, willing to extend it only for three months. >> that's not good enough. but at least they gave up those demands because they know that the president was not going to give in. with that kind of backbone, i think we are going to see a lot done in this second term. ike joins us from charleston south carolina. what do you say, brother? >> hey, brother, yeah, hopeful you got your hair done and nails and everything ready for the ball? >> looks good. he looks good >> bill: i am ready. that's right. nail salon over the weekend been. >> got his wig flipped, nails trimmed. he's good. >> what's up? >> listen, man. first term, he did what he could do. i want to see the filibuster reform. i want to see both of
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Jan 24, 2013 3:00am PST
at this saying tax receipts could cover only the absolute essentials here so we have to cut into other things. i'm not -- i think it is a sequester that really does bring people out there and show their hand. >> bill: now the deal -- the bill that the house passed yesterday, the republican bill, am i understanding so it says we'll raise the debt ceiling through mid may but senate has to pass a budget, right and if they don't pass a budget, then we won't get paid as members of congress. >> right. >> bill: is that a real threat? i saw something somewhere where congress gets paid no matter what. >> here's a funny thing. obviously it is a gimmick. it is not as if people are really going to go unpaid for a long period of time. there is a constitutional concern. the 27th amendment says you can't pass a law that pays some members of congress more or less than others. the pay would go into escrow. essentially, we'll hold back. >> bill: i got it. >> you get paid at the back end. >> bill: so you put it in a cookie jar or something like that when the time is right -- >> when your time-out is over, you get
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Jan 28, 2013 3:00am PST
, their kids in school, they've got jobs they are paying taxes. right? they are members of the community. of course, they ought to be able to basically make it official. i don't think it should be that tough. will republicans go along is the big question? not all of them. >> this is "the bill press show." going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. [ music ] >> chatting with you live at country.com/bill press. this is "the bill press show" live on your radio and current tv. >> bill: thirty-three minutes after the hour. we are talking about the outlinesout of a comprehensive immigration bill, one bill. >> that's important that eight senators, four democrats
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Jan 25, 2013 3:00am PST
the presidency, rammed through those bush tax cuts in march of his first year in. democrats get power, and they are free to use it. this time, we democrats won the white house. we picked up what? three seats or whatever it was in the senate, held on to the senate and picked up, up to 55 votes in the senate and picked up -- didn't win the house but won eight new seats in the house of representatives. so democrats have the power today. this was the best moment, the best opportunity we will ever have to do something important for this nation in order to get things done no matter which party is in charge and go aheadet rid of the filibuster or at least fix it so that it can't -- it's not subject to such abuse and refuse to do it. just walked away from that opportunity. harry reid did. diane, up in buffalo new york hey, diane, good morning. >> hey, bill. how are you? >> bill: i am good. just a little -- caller: i am not just disappointed. i am angry. i am so angry at harry reid. you know, we fight the fight every day against these republicans against t
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Jan 22, 2013 3:00am PST
. where you say that these programs that are financed with tax revenue and then give money to people zap economic freedom. instead, it's always -- we're arguing about deficits and spending as a proxy for what is the real argument. that's what obama stopped doing in his speech. >> bill: i guess the question is when we come back and glad to involve you in the conversation at 1-866-55-press is whether or not the republicans, they were listening but did they hear anything? or maybe the other way around. they heard it but did they really listen. and is the president going to follow through now with a set of actions. that's his words. 1-866-55-press is the toll free number. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." converstion started next. >> i'm a slutty bob hope. >> you are. >> the troops love me. the sweatshirt is nice and all but i could use a golden lasso. (vo) only on current tv. desmond tutu said a quote that is one of my favorite quotes. "we are tied together in a web of humanity. i am a person only through you. i can only be a person only through you." that really resonates me and
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